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Netflix, Channel 4 to coproduce “Five Star Chef” competition series

Netflix and UK pubcaster Channel 4 are collaborating to coproduce Five Star Chef, a cooking competition series that will reward the winner with a restaurant inside London’s historic Langham Hotel. Created ...
May 30, 2022

Netflix and UK pubcaster Channel 4 are collaborating to coproduce Five Star Chef, a cooking competition series that will reward the winner with a restaurant inside London’s historic Langham Hotel.

Created by Twenty Twenty, the 6 x 60-minute format (pictured) will see some of Britain’s best and most ambitious chefs competing against each other in the Langham Hotel kitchens, with Langham head chef Michel Roux Jr. serving as judge. The participants will be tested on the skills they’ll need to work in five-star dining, such as overseeing lavish banquets, providing late-night room service, and creating high-concept fusion dishes and hotel dining staples.

Five Star Chef is executive produced by Ruth Kelly and Amanda Westwood, with Katy Fryer serving as showrunner. Philip McCreery is series editor, with Charlotte Gillies working as series producer. The format is distributed by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

Channel 4 has also unveiled another new series on the way, Outrageous Homes with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (4 x 60 min.), which will see interior designer Llewelyn-Bowen traveling around the UK to meet people who have realized truly original creative visions in their home decor. In addition to the homeowners, Llewelyn-Bowen will speak with the architects, designers and decorators who helped bring these visions to life, and also delve into how much it all cost.

The series is produced for Channel 4 by Beyond Productions North. Damon Pattison and Zoe Thorman are executive producers, with Lizzie Gill serving as series producer.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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